Tucked at the end of a gangway between a Starbucks and a Potbelly on Clark Street, this small but popular shop has been meeting Andersonville's comics-shop needs since 2011. AlleyCat offers the usual wall of new comics and a good selection of trades and graphic novels, along a smallish collection of back issues. Kid-friendly books are well stocked in the "AlleyKitten's Corner." The store doesn't offer much in the way of toys or figures, but the staff is approachable and highly knowledgeable; a recent Saturday-afternoon visit found a staffer being interviewed for the Geekspotting podcast about the month's developments in the Marvel and DC universes, while on another trip a high-school teacher looking for a class-appropriate book for ESL students was quickly steered to solid recommendations. The shop also hosts weekly Magic: The Gathering tournaments, game nights and movie nights.
|Venue name:||Alleycat Comics|
5304 N Clark St
|Cross street:||between Berwyn and Summerdale Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 11am-8pm; Sun 11am-6pm|
|Transport:||El stop: Red to Berwyn. Bus: 22, 50, 92.|
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Awesome place! Clean, innovative and great selection of comics along with games, figures and your favorite super hero statues. Owners are the most down to earth people and not pushy.
The people there are insightful, funny, smart and knowledgeable. I have a great time EVERY TIME I visit. I love the culture, the setup is easy to navigate, the location is cozy and fun, and the friends are kind and caring. Do yourself a favor, if you like having a good day, go visit Allycat Comics!
My home away from home. My getaway. My sanctuary. My fortress of solitude. My bat cave. This place is a part of me, and I love being here. The people who own this hidden gem are amazing. You need to stop by, take a peek inside. You won't regret it.
The straight vibe, yo. Most informed, stocked, friendly (über kid-friendly to boot!) comic shop in the city. Nerd-talk is on point as well. Go in there and the owner, Nick'll ham it up with you about anything. He's genuinely interested in what his costumers have to say and doesn't scoff the clientele as many shops in the city unfortunately do. The "secret" location doesn't hurt either. Don't be scared, you're going down the right alley. Dang.
Hands down the best comic shop in my 30+ years of collecting. Fantastic people, friendly atmosphere.
By far my favorite place in Andersonville. The friendliest staff who are really helpful when you just can't decide. Owners Nick & Selene are top notch. Everything you want in a comic shop without everything you don't. A must stop every time we are in the neighborhood.